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Communication Tools to Connect Your Classroom to the World: Pinterest



Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.  What’s a Pin? Pins are like handsome little bookmarks. Whenever you find something on the web that you want to keep, add it to Pinterest. Your newly minted Pin will be here whenever you need it, and will always link back to the site it came from.  Collect Pins on boards.  Boards are where you organize your Pins, and you get to decide what they’re all about. Set up group boards to share ideas and plan stuff with your friends. Follow people and boards to get their latest Pins delivered to your home feed. You can follow all of someone’s boards or just the ones you like best.

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An Example of a Teacher’s Pinterest Board


Pinterest Board

Pinterest Apps

Pinterest Android App

Pinterest iOS App

Resources to Get You Started

Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Classroom

  1. Have students review a board that you have created around a topic as an anticipation activity.
  2. Follow and share boards related to a particular topic that your class is studying.
  3. Have students construct boards as a replacement for a research bibliography.
  4. Have students create boards of their interests as an introduction to the class.
  5. Have students create digital portfolios of their online work.
  6. Follow the boards of people who you are studying such as authors, political figures, or contemporary artists.
  7. Create a class board to document and share the learning that is going on in your school/class.
  8. Have students create Pinterest boards that they think fictional characters or historical figures would have had.
  9. Have students collaborate on boards to teach concepts to other students.
  10. Create and share Pinterest boards that would be of interest to your student body (e.g. How to Ask Someone to Prom).

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